- Introduction to biostatistics, frequency distributions
- Introduction to research methods, critical appraisal
- Descriptive statistics
- Inferential statistics
- Deciding which statistical methods to use
- Data collection process, Survey Monkey
- Observational studies
- Interventional studies
- Measurement reliability and validity, bias
- Reseach ethics
- Assignment 1 - Synopsis (20%)
- Assignment 2 - Computing assessment (35%)
- Assignment 3 - Research Proposal (45%)
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Introduction to the scientific method, cross-sectional, experimental, quasi-experimental, descriptive case studies. Issues of sampling, bias, sample size calculation. Measurement issues: questionnaire development, reliability and validity of measurement tools and errors. Interpretation of data analysed from appropriate methods. Introduction to non-parametric tests. Ethics in research. Use of statistical software. Elements of critical appraisal.
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